African Studies Centre - Oxford

African Studies Centre

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford University’s African Studies Centre is one of the world’s leading centres of African Studies. Though the history of the study of Africa in Oxford preceded the founding of the Centre in 2004, the Centre has since become the focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa in Oxford. 

Rebekah Lee, Associate Professor in African Studies – AEGIS Plenary Representative

13 Bevington Road


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The MSc in African Studies at Oxford is a three-term course, designed both as a stand-alone interdisciplinary introduction to current debates about Africa, and as a preparation for doctoral research on Africa. This advanced degree programme provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to expand their knowledge of African studies.

There are four components to the MSc degree in African Studies:

  • The Core Course on ‘Methodology, Ethics and Research Strategies’
  • The Core Course on ‘Themes in African History and the Social Sciences’
  • An Optional Paper
  • A Dissertation of 15,000 words

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The Centre also offers a DPhil in Area Studies with a significant focus on Africa.